Now available for download on iOS and Android!
A better way to journal online.
Start a meaningful reflection practice with a reflection journal app that guides your personal growth each month.


A delightful, fast, and secure online journaling experience.

Private & Secure

Whether reflective journal or online diary, your account is only accessible by you. With SSL your entries are protected in transit, and on our database your entries are encrypted at storage.

Available Everywhere

Access your online journal from our native apps on MacOS, iOS and Android or through our fully responsive web-app anywhere with an internet connection.

Blazing-fast Search

Quickly find any entry by searching for any word in the entry with our blazing fast search.

Guided Framework

Use our Highlight, Lowlight, and Free Write framework to inform your Guided Monthly Review and Annual Review.

Analytics & Insights

Get insights into your writing statistics, streaks, and more.

Data Portability

We believe you own your data. So we've made it easy to export your journal as JSON or CSV file at anytime.

Gentle Notifications

Customize the day, time and frequency of reminders to keep you on track with your journaling.


Add Photos

Add photos to help capture beautiful moments in your online journal. 
Requires Premium plan.

Care & Support

We want to grow this journaling app with you. If you have questions or feedback please let us know!


A guided framework for reflection.

Quickly and easily add meaningful moments.

Capture life's moments within three categories: Highlights, Lowlights, and Free Writes. These daily journal entries serve as the foundation for a meaningful self-reflection at the end of every month and year. Don't know what to write about? Try our daily journal prompts.


Find deeper meaning through monthly journal reflections.

At the end of each month and year, our tested reflection framework will guide you in looking back. This practice gives you an opportunity to celebrate your highlights, learn from your lowlights and track your personal growth along our six dimensions of wellness.

Express yourself knowing your data is private and secure.

Your account is only accessible by you. And you are the sole owner of your data.

With SSL, your entries are protected in transit, and on our database your entries are encrypted at storage.


Experience a holistic approach to your personal wellness.

During your Monthly Review, we encourage you to share where you stand on our six dimensions of wellness: Mind, Body, Soul, Work, Play, and Love.

Over time, you can start to see which areas of your life are getting the most attention and which areas might need a little more love.

See your month summarized in a beautiful report.

Once done with your Monthly Review, see your progress summarized in a robust personal monthly summary.

These monthly reports are great for sharing highlights with family, friends, coaches, and mastermind groups. They also make it easier to reflect back on your whole year.


Recent App Store Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This journal app has everything I need. I love the simplicity. My favorite feature is the monthly review with just a few straightforward, thoughtful questions that help me reflect on my month. Even if I skip daily journaling, I know I’ll take time to reflect on my month and it helps me set my intentions and see how I’ve grown. I recommend this app!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The best tool for journaling and reflection out there! Smart, functional and a delight to use. The most valuable part is the monthly reflection framework. It's one thing to journal regularly -- but when you combine that habit with a practice of looking back on past entries to find learnings and celebrate wins, it can be a really powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. And there's no better guide for this process than Holstee, with over a decade of experience in mindful living.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Love the simplicity of this app. It does 1 thing and it does that really really well. I was new to journaling when I started using Reflection. It has really helped me make journaling a more regular habit. Also, their monthly reviews are a great feature.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
An immensely helpful tool. I especially appreciate the monthly reflection and the free write features. I feel supported and encouraged to continue the journey.
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I highly recommend this app. I love the interface as a UX designer and software engineer. And even more as a user, the simplicity and yet powerful UI that lets you do what you need to, but also gets out of your way so that you can just write. I have been journaling more than ever and am grateful for a great product. Highly recommended!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The perfect tool to check your head and your heart! An ideal journal app for any journal style. Great Job Holstee!
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I've been looking for a journaling tool for a long time - and is the best I've found. I love the monthly reviews and the simple idea of highlights and lowlights. Thanks for making it!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A great way for journaling. Given that journaling helps in our mental health, it is a great tool. Great to see that some of the entries are aggregated and presented in a graph. Entries can be entered on a prompt or as a free entry. If weekly (or even daily) entries can be supported in a convenient way, it would be of immense help.
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I have tried 3 other apps but because of the long windedness and flash+pizazz my motivation to use them quickly evaporates. This app is no thrills and spills which makes keeping track of your mood, links between thoughts and activities very easy. I have since delete the others because they made me feel more depressed than I was.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Everything Holstee creates is thoughtful and enriching and this app is no exception! I’ve been using the web app for a while and it’s great to have the mobile app too. Making journal entries is easy and the prompts are so helpful. The monthly summaries are a great aid in my reflection and personal insight. Thank you for this great app!

Through reflection, we get the chance to appreciate, learn from, and find peace with our past as we take steps toward the future ahead.


We're on this journey together.

For the last decade, Holstee has created products that help people live fully and mindfully.

We started by writing The Holstee Manifesto — our own definition of success.

In trying to live these values, we struggled, finding ourselves distracted by the urgency of our notification-driven culture and trapped by the idea of living up to someone else's definition of success.

In time, it became clear to us that living with intention and reflection is an ongoing practice, not a destination. This was the seed that started the Holstee Membership and a range of products including Holstee Reflection Cards and our Reflection Journal.

With encouragement from our community, we have spent the last three years exploring how to bring our passion for design and our experience developing reflection-oriented products together into an online tool that helps us look back on our days, weeks, months, and years in a delightful, accessible, and secure way.

After years of work, we are thrilled to finally share with the world.

Start your reflection practice today!

We can't wait to hear about your experience,

Our Story

Ten years ago brothers Mike and Dave Radparvar started Holstee, a company that provides inspiration and tools to help people lead more meaningful lives. After a decade of building physical products (like their Reflection Cards, annual Reflection Journal, and Mindful Kits) they saw first hand how impactful journaling and reflection is for mental health, but also how difficult it is to build a lasting practice.

According to Dave, “It’s difficult to know where to begin.” He describes how “for years, journaling has been my go-to tool for reflection. But even when I mastered the habit of writing about my days, there wasn’t an easy framework for looking back on past entries — no guide to help find patterns in the things that brought me joy, or learn from the moments that challenged me.”

After years of researching, designing, and developing concepts with the Holstee team they arrived at — the only digital journal that guides your growth each month.

We hope provides you with clarity and perspective.

We are honored to be on this journey with you.